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The way I see it, the snail gut on the right is the newscaster and the scene in the background is todays news. Not exactly a slow news day, what with the aliens invading and the mutant gardeners clearing the way for them. There's even the thought of forbidden, yet true, love. What more do you want out of your 6 o'clock news? It's got everything! As you could see in the original, Tim and I couldn't decide who or what the aliens would look like. So, naturally, I made them the two main characters from Tim & Jeremy's Mind on Loup Number One. That's right! They're bringing it all back home. Speaking of that, Jay Milite (sp?) likes that record a lot, Bob Dylan's "Bringing it All Back Home." As you all know, Jay is one of the greatest bartenders in New York City, and you can visit him any time on Friday or Saturday evening. Late at night, once all the old customers have gone home, Jay likes to play rock and roll. Preferably at an extremely loud volume, but that's real late. At around 9 or 10, Jay likes to put on some moderate rock, nothing too crazy for the remaining old folks. And, I'm not dissing him when I say this, but it is usually a handful of albums. You should all come in some time and sit at the bar and tell me if I'm right or not. He usually starts the set off with either Buena Vista Social Club or Marc Ribot and the Prosthetic Cubans. Both great albums. After that, it's either The Kinks Kronikles or Bob Dylan. After that it used to be David Bowie, but now it's something else, I think The Happy Mondays or something along those lines. Don't get me wrong, he certainly switches it up every once and a while and plays some different albums, but these are the staples. I am glad that I like them and find them pleasurable as albums because if I didn't, I would be in big trouble. This playlist has been going on for years. I introduced him to Kinks Kronikles about 8 years ago, at least. So, almost every weekend for 8 years, that album has played at least once in the course of the evening. Incredible. The last time I heard it, there was some English folks at the bar who had been there for quite sometime, and the whole bar turned into a sing-a-long. It was great. Steven, the new guy, and I were down at our end of the bar doing two part harmony, and the English folks were really going for it at the other end. I think we listened to it twice, by popular demand. It was pretty cool. Jay taught me that bringing in your own CDs and eventually iPods was acceptable behavior. You see, before that introduction, we were always supposed to only play jazz at the Loup because that's what the old owners did. Now, when you come over on the weekend, it's mostly rock and roll. I like to play some weird stuff on Sundays, but Jay will be playing those above mentioned CDs forever. I urge all of you, dear readers, to come in and request one of these albums one night when you are in the mood for kicking back, having a margarita, and listening to "Bringing it All Back Home." Or any of the other albums Jay has. He has an iPod now, so there's a lot of rock.
Get with it!